The other day, Google paid $2.1b for Fitbit. The prospect of a Google Fibit got lots of press, most of it dismissive. For good reason. Google’s Wear OS software – powering a range of non-Apple smart watches – is a kludgy disaster. Their Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip delivers sub-par performance. The user interface sucks. The real problem with Google’s wearables strategy? The “do no harm” company is determined to beat Apple at their own game. Wrong answer . . .
$150 Seiko 5 Watches Are an Affordable Alternative to Rolex, manyofmany.com pronounces, pimping the new Seiko 5 in hopes of a commission. Yes, well, as good as the wee beastie may be, it’s an affordable alternative to the virtually identical Seiko Prospex, not a Rolex Submariner. But there are watches that scratch that particular itch . . .
Marvel x Garmin GPS watches for adults are somehow not terrible, the headline over at theverge.com pronounces with child-like wonder. “A partnership that could have gone terribly wrong” didn’t! And that’s because . . .